West Atlantic through the eyes of our staff

It’s the people on the flight deck and committed ground crew that get your cargo where you need it to be.

West Atlantic open positions

At West Atlantic, we are always looking for skilled and professional colleagues. Below is a list of open positions waiting for your application. Please read our privacy policy before sending in your application.

Open positions

Application deadline

Type Rated ATR First Officer / Senior First Officer

East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:

West Atlantic UK Limited is part of LUSAT Group, one of the leading providers of dedicated airfreight services to European National Mail Organisations and airfreight capacity to Global Integrators and freight forwarders. With a fleet which includes ATR42, ATR72, Boeing 737-300 / 400 / 800 and B757-200 Freighters, we presently cover a capacity range from 5 to 38 metric tonnes. With more than 50 years of continuous operating experience, operations are performed throughout Europe and beyond with a staff of around 500 employees. As well as the UK, LUSAT Group holds Air Operating Certificates in Greece, Malta, Sweden and Spain. The AOCs combined operate over 30,000 flights annually . The Group focus is on safe operations, high reliability, and customer service. Air Freight solutions . Wherever, whenever.

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern:             3wks on/1wk off Full Flex

Department:                West Atlantic UK, Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:           Pilot Manager


Role Summary:

Responsible for the management of the operation of the ATR aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.


The crew member shall be responsible for the proper execution of his/her duties that are

  • related to the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants; and
  •  specified in the instructions and procedures in the operations manuals

Essential Academic/Qualification Requirements:

The right to work in the UK


Valid UK CAA issued ATR 42/72 Type Rating

Current UK CAA Class 1 Medical

Able to swim 25 metres unaided

Minimum ICAO Level 5 English

Hold a valid UK Passport

Hold a UK recognised Driving Licence

Desirable Qualifications:

ATR 200/500 variant experience

Reuired Skills/Experience/knowledge:

Minimum 500Hours Total time to include 250 Hours Multi crew time

Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality.

Proven ability to work under pressure.

Developing Leadership.

Effective interpersonal skills.

Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal).

Proven problem solving & planning skills.

Prepared to be within 90 minutes of their base for all duties


Salary – First Officer: £34,721 + per diems

Working Patterns – 3 weeks on, 1 week off.

Annual Leave - 28 days

Loss of Licence Insurance

Pension Scheme

OCC and Line Training costs will be borne by the Company, the crewmember will sign a twenty four month credit agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the training, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.  If the crewmember leaves within twenty four months, they will be liable to repay the remainder of the credit agreement calculated on a pro-rata basis.

*Rank of SFO is not a function of the manual suite. For the avoidance of doubt, it is attained by the earlier of:-2 years’ service post final line check (on any fleet).

  • 500 hours multi crew time.
  • An unfrozen ATPL.

No Loyalty Pay is with this role


First Officer - Boeing 737-800 -Base Cph

Copenhagen Airport
Application deadline:

Join Our Team as a First Officer - Boeing 737-800

Are you ready to take flight in your career? We are upgrading some of our First officers and we need to fill their seats.

West Atlantic Sweden is looking for talented individuals to fill the role of First Officer on our Boeing 737-800 fleet, based in Copenhagen.

Why Choose West Atlantic Sweden?

At West Atlantic Sweden, we operate a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, specializing in cargo transportation throughout Europe. Our flights take place during the night, offering a unique work environment for those who thrive in the dark.

Your Profile:

  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to work night shifts.
  • Previous experience in cargo flying is a plus.


  • Valid EASA Class 1 License
  • Valid EASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL) or Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL).
  • Valid EASA type rating for Boeing 737-800.
  • Total flying hours: 500 hours, with a minimum of 250 hours on turbine multi-engine jet MCC C S 25 airplanes.

It is an advantage if you live within a 90-minute distance from Copenhagen Airport.

Selection Process:

  • Psychometric assessment per EASA regulations.
  • Interview with our flight operations department.
  • Alcohol and drug use testing per EASA regulation.
  • Simulator assessment.


  • Competitive salary based on your experience and qualifications (according to our collective work agreement).
  • Full-time or part-time contract options.
  • Enjoy an excellent work-life balance with fixed roster patterns.
  • Numerous opportunities for career advancement within our organisation.

Application Requirements:

Candidates must successfully pass a security test, including a background check. You should be able to provide verifiable information about your activities over the last five years with specific dates.

We are actively reviewing applications, and this ad may close earlier than the stated deadline 12 November 2023. For more information before submitting your application, please reach out to Joan Iversen at joan.iversen@westatlantic.eu. (Note: We do not accept CVs via email).

Join our team and be part of the exciting world of cargo aviation with West Atlantic Sweden!


B1 Line Engineer East Midlands Line Station

East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:


Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time    


Location:                     EMA (East Midlands)


Hours:                         80 hrs per week – Night Shifts


Shift Pattern:             Week on/Week Off


Responsible to:          Line Maintenance Manager (LMM)     


Role Summary


To provide and support effective and efficient engineering at EMA, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner.


Responsible for ensuring that the relevant line maintenance at EMA is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards. Line maintenance is categorized as, meet and greet support, daily and weekly inspection, flight log and crew reported defects, out of phase and scheduled maintenance.


  • Ensure all work is completed in accordance with company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records.
  • Ensure the West Atlantic group are informed of A/C technical status via the group FSR.
  • Ensure tools and equipment are treated correctly, and are stored in the correct locations
  • Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE.
  • Ensure company premises and vehicles are maintained and good housekeeping standards are achieved at all times. Report any building/facilities defects to the Line Maintenance Manager.
  • Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information.
  • Keep current with the approved working schedules, company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed.
  • Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position.

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Unrestricted UK CAA B1 licence (B737CL, B737NG and ATR type ratings preferred).

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast-changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills.


Basic B1 Salary                             - £53,000 (To include one company applicable type rating)

Shift Pay                                      - £10,000

Engineer 2nd Type rating               - £4000 (must be relevant to WAUK)

Engineer 3rd Type rating                - £2000 (must be relevant to WAUK)


Royal London competitive company pension Included.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for all colleagues called “Health Assured”. This gives access to a 24/7 helpline (0800 047 4097) which provides confidential support to you and your immediate family on msny subjects. 

Please note there is no loyalty bonus with this role for new or existing employees.


Experienced Boeing 737 Captains - Base CPH

Copenhagen Airport
Application deadline:

Are you an experienced Boeing 737 Captain seeking new opportunities? Join our team at West Atlantic Sweden, a leading freight operator in Europe. We are expanding our operations and looking for highly skilled professionals to fly our Boeing 737-800 aircraft during nighttime shifts.

Base: CPH (Copenhagen Airport)


  • Safely operate Boeing 737-800 aircraft during nighttime freight flights.
  • Maintain compliance with all aviation regulations and company procedures.
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of the crew and cargo on board.
  • Collaborate effectively with the flight crew and ground staff.


  • Valid EASA Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL).
  • Minimum 4000 hours with 500 on type as Pilot-in-Command (PIC).
  • Type-rated and current on Boeing 737-800.

It is an advantage if you have: 

  • Line training experience.
  • TRI/TRE qualification.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Residence within a 90 minutes distance from Copenhagen Airport. 


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications (collective work agreement).
  • Full-time or part-time contracts available.
  • Excellent work-life balance with fixed roster patterns.
  • Opportunities for career progression within the organisation.
  • Vibrant and dynamic work environment. 

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and meet the requirements, please send apply via the link, cover letter, and copies of necessary licenses/certificates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation. Applications will be accepted until 5th November 2023.

You must be able to pass a security test including background check, which requires you to be able to substantiate your activities in the last 5 years with dates.

If you need further information before submitting your application, please contact joan.iversen@westatlantic.eu (We do not accept CV via email)

Join our team of experienced Boeing 737 Captains and contribute to our continued success as a freight operator. We look forward to welcoming you on board at West Atlantic Sweden.


Milou Frohn


I’ve always loved to fly and to be able to do that for a living and see so much of the world is fantastic. The most important thing is having a great company behind us, always helping me to develop and providing all the support I need.

Lukas Biörnsen

Technical administration

West Atlantic is a great employer and take a real interest in my development and work life balance. The administrative side of the company is a really important part of our operation and I’m glad my role plays an important part in making sure our aircraft deliver on time.

Sandra Hellgren

Airplane Maintenance

I take great pride in my role in keeping our fleet in the air, every minute on the ground is time that we can’t help our customers. Getting our aircraft up and running again safely is what I enjoy the most.

Loading activities at EMA

Photo: Rob Edson, Ground Operations Manager, UK


Inflight to Svalbard

Photo: Jonas Holmberg, First Officer CRJ


First Boeing 737-800 arrives at EMA

Photo: Unknown


Team spirit in cockpit

Photo: Bertrand Pouderoux, Captain ATP


Safety training

Photo: Alastair Yardy, First Officer 737


Maintenance in Malmö

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician


Celebrating a new contract

Photo: Nigel Hiorns, Managing Director and AM, UK


767 In the Hangar

Photo: Michelle Plunkett, 767 Engineer


On the flight deck

Photo: Elliot Longly, First Officer ATP


737 on ground

Photo: Charles Cleves, VP Sales


Office life

Photo: Aleksandra Rashid, Finance Controller - Maintenance


View from cockpit

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician


New ATP-Pilots

Photo: Maarten & Eddy, First Officers ATP


First Boeing 737-800 water salute

Photo: Unknown



Photo: Thomas Holm, Captain CRJ


Loading B-767

Photo: Graeme Pryke, Captain 767


Morning view in ATP cockpit

Photo: Carl Klein, First Officer ATP


737-800 Line up in Liege

Photo: Christian Vanguers, Mechanic


737 Approach in Jersey

Photo: Tom Masterman